tdb* in samba or tdb-tools [was: Re: [Pkg-samba-maint] r813 - trunk]

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Jan 6 01:01:15 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2005-12-26 at 08:08 +0100, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > > Thats why I preferred it this way but its just IMHO and if you think
> > > keeping it in tdb-tools is better then I revert this change.
> > 
> > No, I'm asking whether tdb-tools should be built from the samba sources as a
> > separate binary package.
> I think that it should be separated unless the Samba Team explicitely
> says that these utilities will be kept maintained by them and thus
> guaranteed up-to-date.

Samba relies on tdb as a core part of everything we do.  It is as you
know shipped with every Samba version, and is fully supported therein.

New developments in tdb in recent times include transaction support, and
it is the basis of ldb, Samba4's database layer.  As such, it is not
only being maintained, it is being extended.

both tdb and ldb have Makefiles intended for external consumption
shipped standard, and tdb builds from this makefile on the build farm.

As I understand it, the main deviation this package (and it's
upstream) takes from the tdb we supply is the inclusion of a libtool
script.  (We build just a single .o file, and the tools).

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url :

More information about the Pkg-samba-maint mailing list